Christian-Muslim roots traced for book
New dictionary to explain points of 2 religions
By Jo Napolitano
Christians believe in just one God, a God who is merciful, compassionate and who calls people to a life of goodness. So do Muslims.
Christians refer to Jesus as "Messiah." So do Muslims—although the word has a different meaning in their faith.
Muslims follow the teachings of Muhammad, who they believe to be the final agent of God. Christians believe the final agent of God is Jesus, who they believe is God's son.
Such similarities and differences in the faiths will be highlighted in a "Christian-Muslim Relations Dictionary" slated for release in 2012 by Cambridge University Press.
1) Christian-Muslim roots traced for book